Faculty Lounge Creation
Thanks to the work last year of Faculty Senate President Gene Wilde and University President Jon Whitmore, space was set aside a Faculty Lounge on the second floor in the northeast corner of the University Center (the venue includes an exterior balcony for smokers). The Senate and the University President's Office worked together this summer to set up an oversight committee. That committee and the University President hosted receptions there for administrators and faculty members and have begun establishing rules for reserving the space in evenings (call 742-3636). Right now it is available for faculty use during working hours, particularly at lunch when walk-in traffic has become impressive. The Committee is considering having hospitality service (cash bar for all types of drinks) available on a regular basis late on Wednesday afternoons during the spring semester.